Vikings discuss Adrian Peterson's rehab

Updated: February 24, 2012, 10:26 PM ET
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said Friday he will start running Tuesday as he continues to rehab from his knee injury.

Coach Leslie Frazier overruled him.

"He feels like he's ahead of schedule, but we do have to temper his emotions at times," Frazier said. "He's got to listen to what the doctors are telling him and the rehab specialists and go at their pace.

"There are steps to take before you actually start running. Around the fourth or fifth month, he'll do some running in the swimming pool prior to actually getting on land. We'll see how he's responding to what he's doing in the pool before he actually does some hard-surface running."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.